Fossilized Horn Coral Small Ring + Adjustable Primitive Metalwork Sterling Silver Ring + Size 5 to 6 + Wabi Sabi + Desert Primitive Talisman +

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Fossilized Horn Coral Small Ring + Adjustable Primitive Metalwork Sterling Silver Ring + Size 5 to 6 + Wabi Sabi + Desert Primitive Talisman +

250.00

A chunky little ring…Desert Primitive style scaled down for smaller fingers!

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:: Temporal Matrix ::

I am looking at the fossil coral stone in this sterling silver ring as it sits in the sunlight on my desk.  It is a remarkable lattice of sienna brown, burnt orange, white and buff, an exquisitely captured slice of time.  This stone is from Morocco and was cut into an unusual cab by Gary Wilson who has his lapidary studio in Tucson, Arizona.  It is perfectly flat on top to better display the fine detail of the fossil, with sides that are beveled inward; compact and durable.  

The setting is pure Desert Primitive, what some are calling Brutalist style metalwork for its rough appearance.  I prefer wabi sabi.  The bezel is set on a nice, thick backing which is in turn attached to an adjustable band of the same heavy gauge silver.  My approach is defined by an organic, rough textured approach which exhibits file marks and a scratched and oxidized surface.  It is meant to evoke the raw surfaces and textures of the desert, to look as if it were something actually found there in nature...something ageless. 

The band is open on one end and can be adjusted; this one will go from about a size 5 to a size 6, but there's a little wiggle room in either direction.  It is heavily heat-textured and has almost the appearance of ancient leather.  It's a solid little ring that is perfect for the ring finger or pinkie since the stone does not project much over the sides of the finger when worn.  

A small beauty...and a one-of-a-kind stone!

SIZE:  Because the band is not perfectly round, it is very hard to gauge the exact size range of this ring.  My best estimate is that it is around a ring size 5 to 6.  The stone in its bezel measures 7/8" x 3/4" x 3/16".

CARE: Wash and wear as desired. Do not scrub the ring or you will damage the patina...let it become richer with time and wear.  The patina will deepen naturally over time while the high spots will become brighter.  If you wish to restore the matte surface, simply buff the silver lightly with a dry kitchen scrubbing pad, avoiding the stone.

PRESENTATION:  This ring will come to you giftwrapped in recycled and earth-friendly packaging.  See my shop policies below for details.

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